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Hi Landsknechts! I have written a novel (110,000 words) about Rolf, a tavern pot boy who runs away with a Fahnlein in 1523 to fight the French on behalf of Charles V. The story is all based on real events, and I have researched it as much as I can without making it boring. It's called "The Ticino Raiders" because of the skirmishes Rolf is involved in down the Ticino valley, and includes a few major battles including the disastrous siege of Marseilles; and the bloodbath of Pavia in 1525. I wrote it to try to get the flavour of what it might really have been like to wield a pike, or swing a zweihander or thrust a katzbalger in these toe to toe conflicts. If you want a copy, send me an email. The first 25 copies I send out by email will be free. After that, it may begin to seem like hard work, so I'll have to think about it......